Factbox: Ethisphere's most ethical companies of 2012

Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:11am EDT
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(Reuters) - The Ethisphere Institute, a New York think tank, included 145 companies in its sixth annual list of the world's most ethical companies, up from 110 in 2011.

Companies are evaluated for having, and enforcing, clear policies on areas including bribery, supplier conduct and investor communications.

The list has steadily become more global over the years and this year's version includes two of India's largest companies -- Tata Steel Ltd and Wipro Ltd.

Below is a list of the 35 companies that made their debut appearance this year:

Aleyska Pipeline Service Company

Applied Materials Inc

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Blue Shield of California   Continued...